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Five-alarm blaze engulfs a grocery store in Glendale, injuring 11 firefighters

Photo: Anthony Giudice/QNS

UPDATED: June 25, 9:20 a.m.

Firefighters worked well into the early morning hours on Sunday to put out a five-alarm inferno that broke out inside a closed Glendale market on Saturday night.

According to the Fire Department, the blaze ignited at about 9:20 p.m. on June 24 inside the roof of the Farmers Market at 72-10 Myrtle Ave. near 72nd Street.

Within an hour, the fire spread throughout the structure to an adjoining building, filling the air with acrid smoke.

Scores of firefighters rushed on the scene along with the 104th Precinct. The 104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol also responded and assisted police by controlling traffic and preventing people from entering the fire zone.

Eleven firefighters and one other person reportedly suffered injuries while battling the inferno, according to NBC New York; none of the injuries are life-threatening. The blaze was finally brought under control just after 1 a.m. on June 25.

Photo via Twitter/FDNY
Photo via Twitter/FDNY

Check out the Times Newsweekly-Ridgewood Times Facebook page for video from the scene.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

The charred remains of the Farmers Market in Glendale, as shown on June 25. (photo courtesy of Sonia Pereira)
The charred remains of the Farmers Market in Glendale, as shown on June 25. (Photo courtesy of Sonia Pereira)

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